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Brendan Wood International Investor Conviction Intel – Real Estate/REIT

February 5th, 2024 by TopGun Press

New York, NY, February 5th, 2024 (TopGun Press)

As the year unfolds, the 2023 and early 2024 data has revealed relevant findings. Below are some of the most respected and disenfranchised Real Estate/REIT stocks on the BWI Shareholder Confidence Index based on our daily chats with global investors.

Reflecting on the year-over-year changes up until the end of January, the BWI investor panel has provided clear insights on which regions, subsectors and names have garnered favour or disinterest among institutional investors.

Welltower in the US, Boardwalk in Canada and Klepierre in Europe:
According to institutional investors, these companies are at the top of the Real Estate/REIT Shareholder Confidence Index, signifying strong confidence, securing a favourable position and standing out as a preferred choice among them.

Sun Communities in the US, Northwest Healthcare Properties in Canada and Covivio in Europe:
Conversely, according to institutional investors, these companies are at the bottom of the Real Estate/REIT Shareholder Confidence Index, indicating investors’ lower level for 2024.

Changes in SC Index Score


Digging deeper into the data and looking ahead to 2024, the following trends are anticipated to shape the Real Estate/REIT landscape:

US: With an average Shareholder Confidence Index Score of 590 points out of 1000, the US market exhibited stability and consistency, reflecting a similar investor confidence level compared to the previous year. However, beneath this overall stability, specific trends are evident when exploring the Real Estate/REIT subsectors. The following breakdown provides insights into where institutional investors focus has intensified or slowed-down towards the coming year:

  • Investor confidence in Data Centres increased on average by 6.5%.
  • Healthcare names increased their SC Index Score in only an average of 2.4% compared to last year were these companies averaged a score of 560.
  • Surprisingly, Retail names SC Index Score increased on average by 1.5% compared to the year before.
  • Storage names remain relatively flat in terms of investor confidence. These names saw a slight decrease of 1% in their SC Index Score.
  • Interestingly, Residential names saw a decline of 1.4% in their SC Index Score compared to the year before. BWI universe of Residential names have the highest average score, an average of 671.
  • The often maligned Office sector saw a decline of 4.6% on average in their SC Index Score compared to the year before.

Canada: With an average Shareholder Confidence Index Score of 462 points out of 1000, we’ve witness a modest investor confidence uptick if we compare it to the 456 points from the year before. Investors highlight the economic uncertainties and fears of higher for longer interest rates environment as their main reasons for their measured approach. Out of the 30 companies that BWI track in the Canadian Real Estate/REIT sector, only 11 companies saw an increase of more than 1% in their SC Index Score. Inversely, 10 companies saw a decrease of more than 1% in their SC Index Score during the last year and towards 2024.

Unsurprisingly, Canadian Office REITs took the biggest hit according to investors, on average these names saw a decline of 4.3% in their SC Index Scores. Economic shifts, remote work trends, and evolving office space dynamics have contributed to this decline.

On the other hand, Residential names saw the biggest increase for 2024. On average the Canadian Residential REITs SC Index Score increased by 5.8%.

Europe: With an average Shareholder Confidence Index Score of 464 points out of 1000, the region has gained some investor confidence if this is compared to the 444 points that the region scored on average the year before. By looking at the data, the two countries whose SC Index Scores increased the most were mainly France and UK, up 7.9% and 6.3% respectively. Germany on the other hand, saw a drop of 5.7% compared to the previous year.


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About Brendan Wood International:
Brendan Wood International (BWI), formed in 1970, is a private advisory group which originates performance investigation programs in the capital markets. Brendan Wood Partners debrief large institutional investors worldwide on a daily basis. There are 2000+ live consultations with professionals overseeing +/- $60 trillion invested in the +/- 1400 big cap companies on the BWI Index. Relying on its real time performance intelligence, BWI advises public companies, institutional and activist investors, investment banks and broker dealers on strategy, performance and recruitment of TopGun talent. The firm’s partners have formally presented at 1000+ C level strategy meetings and corporate off-sites in fifty cities. Brendan Wood founded the exclusive TopGun Club, a performance based institution. Brendan Wood International is the research provider and sub-advisor to the Brendan Wood TopGun ETF (Ticker: BWTG)

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